The Kenya National Union of Teachers has conveyed their concern over the impact the mass protests have on the education sector , saying the demonstrations have affected learning in schools.
Schools across the country have faced the full impact of the anti-government protests which have disrupted the school calendar that is yet to recover from COVID-19 disruptions.
In a statement to newsrooms on Thursday, KNUT Secretary Collins Oyuu said the protests affect learners from slums more than their counterparts in areas not affected by the demos.
The few learners who made it to various schools in Nairobi in the midst of the demonstrations on Thursday were forced to leave early for their homes.
“It is just the beginning of the term that we have begun to normalize the school calendar after COVID 19distruptions, in addition, Grade six pupils have just transitioned to junior secondary schools, a process with its own challenges. Class eight pupils are preparing for KCPE. We feel the mass action is not timely at this particular time,” said Mr Oyuu.
Since then, the Union has called upon the two opposing party leaders, to have a dialogue in order to avoid further disruptions of the school calendar.
“These demonstrations have adversely affected the smooth running of the education in the affected cities and towns more so schools situated in the slums,” he added.